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Welcome to RMS Science!

I am really excited about the start of the 2019-2020 school year. I hope all of you had a relaxing and fun summer vacation. I will be posting a course outline for 7th grade science in the next few days. I look forward to meeting all of you and your parents/guardians, and I wish all […]

7th Grade Science Course Outline

Please click on the link below to access the course outline for Mr. Fitzgerald’s 7th grade science class. https://docs.google.com/document/d/18pjlDRyAeO01MPn2I1suyo4iasROHZnzVZwlxSU3u14/edit?usp=sharing

Garden Pics and Earthworms

This directory link has pictures of our school garden and pictures of our outdoor lab activity involving earthworms. Please sign in to your saratogausd.org account to view the images.

EPA Carbon Footprint Calculator

Please check out this carbon footprint calculator from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to calculate your family’s carbon footprint. Find out what your family is already doing to lower their carbon footprint and learn 14 Easy Ways to Lower Your Carbon Footprint from National Geographic.

Can We Live Forever?

Check out this TED video featuring Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn on Telomeres and Aging. Reducing chronic stress could be key to giving us a chance of living a healthy long life.

EPA – Environmental Protection?

There have been some changes to EPA.gov. Unfortunately, the changes don’t seem to be interested in protecting our environment. Some of the changes involve considering the withdrawal of Clean Water Act Restrictions for the proposed Pebble Mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, and a proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Most Polluted Cities in […]

Pebble Mine Location

Where is the Pebble deposit located? The mineral deposit is located in the Bristol Bay region in Southwest Alaska, near Iliana Lake and Lake Clark. It is in a remote area, near the headwaters to tributaries of both the Nushagak and Kvichak rivers.

Lack of Sleep is Killing us.

Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society. ‘Catastrophic’ lack of sleep in modern society is killing us, warns leading sleep scientist.